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Forum: Beasts 09-30-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 24,522
Posted By squish
Gleeks are also those who have to have a nickname...

Gleeks are also those who have to have a nickname for their bike.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,016
Posted By squish
And I am very much on the flip side, A 20 year...

And I am very much on the flip side,
A 20 year owner of BMW bikes and I've ridden all manners of their front ends From Earles, to standard normal front ends, to the modern K bikes and the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 908
Posted By squish
At 1.01 in the video clearly shows a California...

At 1.01 in the video clearly shows a California DST plate.
So at least Suzuki USA is playing around with the bike, if only to shoot the promos for it.
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,143
Posted By squish
I use a tail of a med sized Zip-tie, I fold it in...

I use a tail of a med sized Zip-tie, I fold it in half shove it under the nut when the nut is being pulled up by the screw,
Using flush cutters I cut any material off and it's done.

On flooded...
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 750
Posted By squish
Living right by the ocean, For me it's a big...

Living right by the ocean,
For me it's a big fat NO. I've had to deal with a number of galled or seized SS bolts and screws.

If for some reason I have to do it, I use anti-seize and have even...
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By squish
I don't know about that specific bike but...

I don't know about that specific bike but normally you can add foam and recover
I've seen seats with a couple of inches added by just adding foam.

When you put that much in you are going to want...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-29-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,284
Posted By squish
ThIs would be awesome, if the bike is close to...

ThIs would be awesome, if the bike is close to stock.
Forum: Road warriors 09-27-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 958
Posted By squish
My W650 is one of the bikes I really regret...

My W650 is one of the bikes I really regret sellin.while it would nice to have a little more power I really enjoyed that kick starter.
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,078
Posted By squish
Low is better for seeing in fog, high is better...

Low is better for seeing in fog, high is better for seeing down the road.

For visibility there have been some studies down showing that a "T" profile lighting is under-represented in some...
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,273
Posted By squish
The R80, it's just not comfortable to ride a...

The R80, it's just not comfortable to ride a naked bike much above the high 70s. The bikes got the umph but I don't have the neck and arms.


The R100gs, it's got the faring and the engine but...
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 976
Posted By squish
Haynes or Clymer make a motorcycle electrical...

Haynes or Clymer make a motorcycle electrical manual that is very good.
It covers way way more then the airhead style systems, but it gives a good base of info.

To that I would add get a good low...
Forum: Airheads 09-27-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By squish
I don't know if I should thank you or curse you...

I don't know if I should thank you or curse you for giving me more to read on this site and less reason to venture out of this sub forum.

I am leaning toward thanks.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By squish
My first five bikes Honda ft500 Honda cb750 ...

My first five bikes
Honda ft500
Honda cb750
BMW r80st
Honda VTR1000
Honda XR650L

Were all saddled with small to tiny fuel tanks.
I couldn't get more then about 120miles out of them.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,284
Posted By squish
Thanks to this thread my dormant 8.5sport has...

Thanks to this thread my dormant 8.5sport has moved back into my mind. And will now compete with my R80st to be made running....
Forum: Old's Cool 09-26-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By squish
First test to make sure ou have a functional...

First test to make sure ou have a functional battery.

Then poke around the web, someone somewhere there is a wiring diagram for this bike.
I suggest finding and buying a manual for the bike as...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,868
Posted By squish
When it comes to trade, and manufacturing there...

When it comes to trade, and manufacturing there is in fact a difference between "Made in" and "Assembled in"

Back back to tires, and rubber quality and Chinese manufacturing.

Anecdote about tie...
Forum: Equipment 09-22-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,868
Posted By squish
It's not tires but an expensive high quality,...

It's not tires but an expensive high quality, well respected product.
Ancra tie down straps.

I've been buying Ancra tie down straps for years, I have lots of them

I use the same two different...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By squish
I had good luck JBwelding the luggage key to the...

I had good luck JBwelding the luggage key to the top of the bike key.
I used copies I made of each key so I didn't have to take the plastic part off the OEM key.
I also pulled the Givi key free of...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,818
Posted By squish
Heated grips enable me to wear my normal gloves...

Heated grips enable me to wear my normal gloves deeper into fall and early winter.
And I can wear thinner gloves during the coldest part of the year.

Once my winter gloves give up the ghost I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,205
Posted By squish
Why not roll your own? It's not like there...

Why not roll your own?
It's not like there aren't a lot of busted cross plane bikes around.

But I am with you. That thing makes a great sound.
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,219
Posted By squish
Check the insurance on big liter bikes,...

Check the insurance on big liter bikes, especially if you are young. Even with the sport touring bikes you might find them to be too expensive.
I'm going to toss this out there.
I've been riding...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,450
Posted By squish
I like that they are open on Sunday and some are...

I like that they are open on Sunday and some are ope late Fridays as well.

Their gear has really gone down hill since the economy tank.
When the stopped carrying frank Thomas gear and replaced it...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 750
Posted By squish
I just used some cheap on sale compressor and...

I just used some cheap on sale compressor and took it apart.
Hooked a split ring up with a length of paracord and a couple of spring clips to keep it up off the ground and out of my hands.

it's...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-11-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 15,447
Views: 8,958,774
Posted By squish
Is she that girl that crowd funded her custom...

Is she that girl that crowd funded her custom Ducati with hints of naughtyish pictures for "donors"?
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,264
Posted By squish
motorcycle seating is super subjective Along...

motorcycle seating is super subjective
Along with wind noise and buffeting there are few things that impact our experience of riding on a more personal level.

I have had an airhawk for about 10...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,529
Posted By squish
In the mid aughts I had a built 99 Superglide...

In the mid aughts I had a built 99 Superglide Sport

At the time it was considered to be the best handling big twin.
It went like stink, It was fun. I got it for about $2,000 less then I sold it...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,033
Posted By squish
It's all about layering the protection. That...

It's all about layering the protection.
That said, if someone wants your bike, they will get your bike.

Especially if they are stealing worthless bikes like Vstroms. Where there's little used...
Forum: Airheads 09-10-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,817
Posted By squish
Great news, I'm looking forward to watching the...

Great news, I'm looking forward to watching the progress on this bike.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 804
Posted By squish
Not to bad. But I was only riding that way on...

Not to bad. But I was only riding that way on road to get from trail to trail.
Hook side, hook and loop does more damage.
Forum: Airheads 09-09-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,094
Posted By squish
That price, seems almost like a quote such a high...

That price, seems almost like a quote such a high price we don't want to or have the time to do this so we will quote a high price and if they do it, then it's extra profit for us, price.

I've...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 804
Posted By squish
I have worn my Crossfires under my Darien's. But...

I have worn my Crossfires under my Darien's. But I had to adjust the hem Velcro.
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 804
Posted By squish
The AD1 are made off-shore, but sell for an...

The AD1 are made off-shore, but sell for an on-shore price.

For that reason alone I haven't bought them.

I like the more simple, made in the USA Dariens
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,556
Posted By squish
I've know folks who's professional lives are...

I've know folks who's professional lives are surrounded by the testing of materials for power sports.

They are replace their helmets every 5 years or less.
One of my wife's really good friend is...
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,556
Posted By squish
The challenge to this is to understand, how to...

The challenge to this is to understand, how to quantify just what the storage and use procedures would be.
5 years old in the box never been open stored in a climate controlled environment.
Or used...
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,253
Posted By squish
I have found that the five pairs of Sidis I have...

I have found that the five pairs of Sidis I have all fit very close to the same way.

And they fit my feet very well. You (op) might find that if you don't fit the On-roads you might not fit the...
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By squish
I am sorry to hear about your issues. Beside...

I am sorry to hear about your issues.

Beside going toward a cruiser what about bikes like the Honda DN01, or one of the large wheel scooter.
Burgman, silverwing, often they are feet forward and...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,253
Posted By squish
I am also firmly in the camp of I don't want a...

I am also firmly in the camp of I don't want a gore tex or any other waterproof membrane in my boot.

It makes the boot hot, expensive and in the end, most of them don't stay waterproof for long....
Forum: Airheads 09-05-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 871
Posted By squish
If you like the handling then you will like...

If you like the handling then you will like airhead ownership.

I look at the thruxton and think that it's about the closest to a modern day R80 that is out there.
The Guzzi V7 also is in the same...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 406
Posted By squish
What has happened for me with shoes like these ...

What has happened for me with shoes like these
is the cobbler will glue a thin layer onto the bottom of the sole, making the total sole a little thicker

I did this myself on a pair of chuck...
Forum: Airheads 09-04-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,802
Posted By squish
The op is staring down the barrel of two...

The op is staring down the barrel of two different trips depending on which bike they get.

Take an airhead and part of the adventure will be the choice of taking a 30 year old bike.

Take a...
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